"The National Institute for Research and Development of Marine Geology and Geoecology – GeoEcoMar represents the focal point of national excellence in research and consultancy on marine, coastal, river and lacustrine geology, geophysics and geoecology, as well as a reference centre for Marine and Earth Sciences."
PhD. Eng. Geologist Gheorghe OAIE
The National National Institute for Research and Development of Marine Geology and Geoecology – GeoEcoMar was founded in 1993 as the Romanian Centre of Marine Geology and Geoecology, under the co-ordination of the Ministry of Scientific Research. Due to its technical capabilities and scientific performance achieved in a short period of time, the centre has become in 1996 an “institute of national interest”, its main research goal being the complex study of the Danube River-Danube Delta-Black Sea macro-geosystem. Results obtained within the research projects, accomplished with Romanian and international partners, NIRD GeoEcoMar helped with the obtaining of the statute of “European Center of Excellence (Euro-EcoGeoCentre Romania)” in the 5th Framework Programme.
Since 1996, NIRD GeoEcoMar has been authorized by the Ministry of Environment and Forests to elaborate environmental impact and assessment studies. Starting with 2006, the institute has implemented a Quality Management System applied to geology, geoecology and geophysics. This quality system has been authorized by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (Romania), according to ISO 9001:2008 and SR EN ISO 9001:2008.
NIRD GeoEcoMar has known a continuous scientific and financial growth, being recognized at national and international levels.